I’ve lived in New England for more than two decades, and one of the quirks of this part of the country is an obsession with coffee. Allen’s Coffee Brandy is the unofficial adult beverage of Maine. That Kuerig in your office was born in Maine and was bought out by a Vermont company. Rhode Island kids get coffee milk. And Boston buys an absurd amount of cold-brew coffee, even when it’s freezing outside.
But cold-brew coffee — all the rage with your Whole Foods friends — shouldn’t be a New England thing, or a hipster thing. It’s easy to make, easy to drink, and useful around the kitchen for more than just caffeinating.